They just keep on coming. I guess you've invested a fortune in collecting by now. Still they are great.
This one is a fake. A copy of a Hoffman I believe. It was supposed to be a "vintage Czech" bottle. But they removed the label which would have said "Czech Republic". You can see the figures are clumsy and indistinctly carved.
Last edited by kumquat; 21st July 2014 at 01:05 PM.
The glass is too thick, too. This didn't show up in the seller's pictures. I'm trying to work out a solution. Maybe a partial refund. It wasn't very expensive but the listing was misleading and incorrect. Edit- I'm returning this one.
Last edited by kumquat; 4th July 2014 at 07:12 PM.
I opened the small bottle of this. First I had to put it in the refrigerator overnight, squirt lube on the neck and then let it sit upside down for a bit.
Calèche; bergamot, mandarin, orange blossom, aldehydes, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, gardenia, iris, ylang-ylang, oakmoss, sandalwood, cedar, and vetiver.
I'm including this review of Caleche because the notes are similar- I'm guessing. No notes are listed in 'Perfume Intelligence'. This has a lot of moss in the base and it's not as soapy as Caleche. The only note that it probably doesn't have is gardenia. The others seem pretty close. There could also be clary sage. This Lubin is a bit greener and more mossy, as I say. Smoky, too. It has a leathery quality like vintage Cabochard.
Last edited by kumquat; 18th July 2014 at 07:11 PM.
This is supposed to be a malachite bottle made by Ingrid (Czech). I would like to verify this but I don't know how to go about it.
http://www.pressglas-korrespondenz.de/ will help you, and if you can't determine whether it is Ingrid, or Hoffman, or Schlevogt, you can always contact them.